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HBO Documentaries are a cornerstone of the network's premium lineup. Unlike anything done on other networks- HBO empowers filmmakers to explore their world and share it with the rest of us through their eyes. Academy Award winning films have been launched on HBO and great documentaries are produced year in and year out. Air times vary so keep an eye on this page for the latest updates or check out our schedule page above. We're one of the only sites on the web that reviews all of HBO's Docs. The following is the latest news and commentary on HBO's documentary films.

HBO Documentary Films: GOING CLEAR: SCIENTOLOGY AND THE PRISON OF BELIEF

HBO Documentary Films: GOING CLEAR:  SCIENTOLOGY AND THE PRISON OF BELIEF

Overview: Following the HBO documentary MEA MAXIMA CULPA: SILENCE IN THE HOUSE OF GOD, his investigation into sex abuse in the Catholic Church, Academy Award-winning director Alex Gibney  now turns his gaze to Scientology. In this documentary Gibney profiles eight former members of the Church of Scientology, whose most prominent adherents include A-list Hollywood celebrities, shining a light on how the church cultivates true believers, detailing their experiences and what they are willing to do in the name of religion. This powerful new film highlights the Church’s origins, from its roots in the mind of founder L. Ron Hubbard to its rise...

HBO Documentary Films: IT’s ME, HILARY: THE MAN WHO DREW ELOISE

HBO Documentary Films: IT’s ME, HILARY: THE MAN WHO DREW ELOISE

Overview: A little girl who lives at the Plaza Hotel, free of parents, school and any notion of boundaries, the illustrated imp Eloise has been an obsession for little girls, a delight for adults and a sly feminist icon for more than 50 years. One of these little girls was Lena Dunham (creator of the hit HBO series “Girls”), who was such a fan that she had an image of Eloise tattooed on her back at age 17. Directed by Matt Wolf and executive produced by Dunham and Jenni Konner, this documentary tells the story of Hilary Knight, the man whose pen helped create Eloise, and recounts the painful events that led to the dissolution of his...

THE JINX Chapter 06: “The Second Interview” or “What The Hell Did I Do?”

THE JINX Chapter 06: “The Second Interview” or “What The Hell Did I Do?”

  Overview: Present day – Nearly a decade has passed since the filmmakers began investigating Robert Durst and his alleged crimes. They have spoken to more than 100 participants in Durst’s story, including family, friends, police, lawyers, jurors and journalists in an attempt to get at the truth. Expectations: That is it. That is the official press release going into the final episode of this 6-part series. Hell, the title(s) of the installment offer more clues than that. We realize that it took Andrew Jarecki a long time to get this documentary series put together and in all comes to a head right now. But, first let’s go back...

Investigators Watch THE JINX: THE LIFE AND DEATHS OF ROBERT DURST

Investigators Watch THE JINX: THE LIFE AND DEATHS OF ROBERT DURST

I guess I am not the only one watching the six-part THE JINX on Sunday nights at 8:00pm on HBO. It seems that the law officials last on the case regarding the disappearance of Robert Durst’s wife Kathie Durst are also paying close attention to the limited series. After all, in this rare bit of television, we not only get Unsolved Mysteries- style reenactments, but also conversation with the number one suspect in the case – Robert Durst himself. And keep in mind it was Mr. Durst himself who initiated the interest in being interviewed; thus creating THE JINX: THE LIFE AND DEATHS OF ROBERT DURST. Apparently, the Westchester County DA’s...

THE JINX: Chapter 05 “Family Values”

THE JINX: Chapter 05 “Family Values”

Overview: Chapter 5: “Family Values” Debuted SUNDAY, MARCH 8 at 8:00pm. Present day: In the 33 years since Kathie Durst disappeared, no progress has been made in finding out what happened to her, or finding her body. Without answers, her family and friends continue to hunt for the truth. Here is a recap. Expectations: The above is the extent of the Press Release regarding the second to last episode of this limited series. Since it is entitled “Family Values” it is clear that it focuses on the Katie’s family and their suspicions and their need for closure 30 + years later. Also time is spent looking at the Durst family as well....

THE JINX: Chapter 04 “The State of Texas Vs. Robert Durst”

THE JINX: Chapter 04 “The State of Texas Vs. Robert Durst”

Overview: 2003. With Robert Durst on trial in Galveston, TX for the 2001 murder of Morris Black, many of those involved in earlier investigations – including Westchester DA Jeanine Pirro and Kathie Durst friends Gilberta Najamy and Eleanore Schwank – are convinced that a conviction is all but assured.  Instead, Durst’s attorneys, led by ace lead counsel Dick DeGuerin, surprises the court with an unlikely first witness and a brilliant self-defense strategy. Dramatic footage from the trial, combined with revealing recent interviews with Robert Durst, punctuate the courtroom drama that led to a starting verdict. We start with a...

HBO Documentary Films: CITIZENFOUR

HBO Documentary Films: CITIZENFOUR

Overview:  Directed by Oscar winner Laura Poitras (My Country, My Country), CITIZENFOUR is a real-life international thriller that unfolds by the minute. With unprecedented access, this gripping behind-the-scenes chronicle follows Poitras and journalist Glenn Greenwald’s remarkable encounters with Edward Snowden in a Hong Kong hotel room as he hands over classified documents that provide evidence of mass indiscriminate and illegal invasions of privacy by the National Security Agency (NSA). Poitras had been working on a film about surveillance for two years when Snowden contacted her, using the name “Citizenfour,” in Jan. 2013. He...

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